AdBlue Monday – Beat Those Blues with Crown Oil
Posted on 3rd January 2019
Although Blue Monday isn’t an official holiday (though some think it should be!), it endures to have the negative connotation of being one of the most depressing days of the year. Its anniversary falls on the third Monday of January, so this year it takes place on the 21st.
A cold, bleak January can be a huge comedown after the festive season that’s now a distant memory of tasty, calorific dishes. And with payday still a long way off for most of us and summer feeling like an eternity away. As so, it’s a label that isn’t all that surprising all things considered.
But the notion behind the term was never intended to be negative (in fact we’ll ignore the fact that it was originally coined by a PR marketing Agency who then paid Dr Cliff Arnall, to use his name to help give their findings some credibility – and it worked as we’re still talking about it today)!
Dr Cliff Arnall actually branded the third Monday in January as Blue Monday, way back in 2005 to inspire people to adopt a positive outlook on life and see the period as a chance for new beginnings and opportunity.
Many people do see January as a fresh start consisting of new year’s resolutions and healthy regimes and we’ve put together some easy to achieve resolutions in our blog Fuel your New Year’s Resolutions with Crown Oil that you can incorporate into your operations to help with your fuel management.
However research claims that most people scrap their resolutions by 10th January, which falls just before Blue Monday. So it’s no surprise that it’s commonly saddled with such negativity, exemplifying all that is seen as dismal about the month in general.
Here at Crown Oil, we like to stay positive at all times, so we’ve given it a name change to AdBlue Monday.
What is AdBlue and what does it do to my vehicle engine?
Chances are, if you own a Heavy Goods Vehicle or a diesel-engine car manufactured after September 2015, you’ll be familiar with the extra filler next to the diesel cap. Selective catalytic reduction is increasingly common in diesel cars in recent years, a technology designed to use AdBlue to drive down nitrogen oxide and nitrogen dioxide. This clever little diesel exhaust fluid is made of urea and deionised water that works as part of the emissions reduction system. When the car is running, minuscule amounts of AdBlue are injected into the exhaust stream, turning those harmful gases into nitrogen and water.
Where can I buy AdBlue for my diesel powered vehicles?
Once your Adblue (diesel exhaust fluid) runs out, depending on the manufacturer, your diesel engined vehicle either won’t start at all or could run at a far greatly reduced capacity. So if you rack up a lot of miles, it’s highly likely you’ll have to top up your Adblue tank on a regular basis to ensure it never runs low or worse, completely out.
Don’t worry though, we supply the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) from 10 litres up to 5,000 litres or more at incredibly competitive prices. What’s more, it doesn’t matter where you are, we provide nationwide deliveries on a same day or next day basis.
If you’d like to discuss your own Adblue/Diesel Exhaust Fluid requirements with our friendly team, you can do so by giving us a call today on 0845 313 0845.